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Collection P 060:
Al and Edith Ingersoll family slides
(photographs of La Plata Canyon, near Durango, Colorado)


Years: 1960-1967
Quantity: 106 glass film transparencies, in 1 document case
 © 2007  by Fort Lewis College Foundation, Center of Southwest Studies account

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Scope and contents

Administrative info

Folder list

 Itemized list of photographs 

Center of Southwest Studies collection inventories

Center of Southwest Studies

Introduction/ Scope and contents

These are Al and Edith Ingersoll's photographic views (106 glass color slides that are 2.75" square) of scenery, primarily in La Plata Canyon (Colo.) and elsewhere in the Durango/ Four Corners vicinity -- the only portion of the United States where four states (Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico) converge.

Caution:  The box, though small, is heavy, because it contains glass slides.  The user must be very careful that no slides slip out of their protective storage sleeve compartments and that no slides are dropped.

Administrative information

Arrangement note: The Center retained the creator's original order of these slides, which is basically chronological.

Acquisition information: This slide collection was found in collection at the Center of Southwest Studies.  Presumably, the slides had been given to the College/Foundation by the Ingersolls at some previous time.

Processing informationItem-level data entry and re-housing of all of the glass slides in inert plastic sleeves was by Center of Southwest Studies student archival assistants.  For the sake of brevity in the online presentation, the following item list of images does not contain all of the detailed information that the Center has recorded in a Microsoft Access database to describe the content of these slides.  This guide was produced (including editing of the data) by Todd Ellison, Certified Archivist, Center of Southwest Studies, in December of 2007.

The Center has not yet digitized any of these transparencies, but can do that as requested.  (The Center's scanning station includes a Super Coolscan 4000 high-resolution slide scanner.)  Please see the image duplication request form and instructions for requesting digital images,  at http://swcenter.fortlewis.edu/Info_researchers/sw-4.htm

Folder list

Glass transparencies:

Box 1:  Sleeves 1-__

List of slide transparencies, by title

Slides titles with photograph number, date of photograph, and brief description.


Click here to open the itemized list at  (note: it is ___ pages).

Before you can view this itemized list, you will need a recent (5.0 or above) version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC, click here and follow the instructions for downloading, opening, and installing Adobe Acrobat Reader (it's free), then return to this page.  After you have Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or 6.0 installed on your PC, you may click on the pdf file URL above to access the list.

Search suggestion: search the itemized list by name using the Edit-> Find in Page (Ctrl+F) feature on your Web browser

Doing your own research: This description of a portion of the collections at the Fort Lewis College Center of Southwest Studies is provided to inform interested parties about the nature and depth of the repository's collections.  It cannot serve as a substitute for a visit to the repository for those with substantial research interests in the collections.

These collections are located at the Center of Southwest Studies on the campus of Fort Lewis College.  Researchers wanting more information about using this material at the Center may email the archivist at archives@fortlewis.edu or click here to use our E-mail Reference Request Form (or phone the archivist at 970/247-7126).  The Center does not have a budget for outgoing long-distance phone calls to answer reference requests, so please email if you wish to receive a response from the Center.  To request reproductions of any of these images, click here for instructions.


Page last modified: December 06, 2007